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Is alcohol the new tobacco?

SCOTLAND can expect to see an increasing number of anti-tobacco tactics turned against the alcohol industry, a public health expert has warned. Speaking at the …

Alcohol sold for less than 50p per unit

MORE than half of the alcohol sold in the Scottish off-trade costs less than the Scottish Government’s proposed minimum unit price, according to a new …

Holyrood: minimum pricing is legal

The Scottish Government has dismissed claims by several EU member countries that a minimum unit price for alcohol would be …

More regulation not the best medicine

Current alcohol controls a stepping stone to tougher measures? By Jack Cummins THE smoking ban introduced just over seven years ago dealt a hammer blow to the …

Happy returns for island distillery

Record sales and profits as Arran whisky firm turns 18 ISLE of Arran Distillers has celebrated its 18th anniversary by posting record sales and profits. The …

Minimum price plan ‘on track’

Scottish Government committed despite UK U-turn By Gillian McKenzie THE Scottish Government has vowed to ‘go it alone’ on minimum pricing after plans for a …

Bourbon traces route to capital

BUFFALO Trace, the American bourbon brand, will be touring Scotland’s capital next month in a push to coincide with the Edinburgh Festival. Ten liveried cabs …

You turn if you want to

SO the UK government has U-turned on minimum pricing, shelving proposals to introduce a 45p a unit price in England and Wales. Crime prevention minister Jeremy …

Danish beer gets a makeover

THE alcohol content of Danish beer Tuborg has been cut as part of a revamp of the brand. Carlsberg UK said it has dropped the ABV of the beer from 4.6% to 4% …

Trade slams board for ‘bias’

Licence rulings draw fire in West Dunbartonshire By Dave Hunter WEST Dunbartonshire licensing board has been accused of bias towards big businesses after …

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